DENVER (November 23, 2021) — The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), along with the National Association of State 911 Administrators (NASNA) is issuing a notice to consumers that older cell phones may cease operating in early 2022 due to the retirement of 3G networks and support for phones using 3G service. This may include other devices that use 3G connectivity, such as some medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, home security systems, and other devices.
PUC to take public comment on Public Service Company of Colorado’s Electric Resource Plan and Clean Energy Plan
DENVER (November 17, 2021) — The Commission Chair for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), will conduct an virtual public comment hearing on Thursday, December 2, to take comment on Phase One of Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo) Electric Resource Plan (ERP) and Clean Energy Plan (CEP).
Polis-Primavera administration announces Reinsurance Program will save Coloradans an average of 24.1 percent for 2022
SILVERTHORNE (October 20, 2021) - Coloradans will save on average 24.1% on individual premiums for 2022, Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera announced today. The Administration released the final, approved health insurance plans and premium information for 2022 individual plans (meaning people who don’t get their insurance from an employer) and small group plans (for small employers with 2- 100 employees).
DENVER (October 18, 2021) - The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform (COPRRR), in the Executive Director’s Office at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), released the 2021 sunset and sunrise reports on Friday, October 15. The reports have been sent to the Colorado General Assembly and are now available online at coprrr.colorado.gov.
Biden Administration Announces Approval of Colorado’s Inclusive Health Care Plan to Set Colorado’s Essential Health Benefits
DENVER (October 12, 2021) - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced it has approved the Colorado health insurance plan that will set the minimum health care coverage requirements starting in 2023. The plan establishes the essential health benefits (EHBs) within Colorado for individual plans (meaning not from an employer) and small group plans (for small employers with less than 100 employees).
PUC recommends Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program supporting low-income consumers’ access to wireless and broadband services
DENVER (September 20, 2021) — The Public Utilities Commission (PUC), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), recognizes National Lifeline Awareness Week (September 20-24, 2021) and encourages consumers to learn more about whether they qualify for the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) program. Lifeline provides up to $9.25 per month in support for wireless and broadband services for low-income subscribers, and up to $34.25 per month for those located on Tribal lands.
DORA Executive Director Patty Salazar receives the Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
DENVER (September 16, 2021) - The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is proud to announce Executive Director Patty Salazar as a recipient of the 2021 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award. This annual honor from the Council of State Governments highlights the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to serving the citizens of their states.
PUC to take public comment on Colorado Natural Gas Inc. proposed cost recovery approach from Winter Storm Uri
DENVER (September 8, 2021) — A Public Utilities Commission (PUC) administrative law judge will conduct a remote public comment hearing on Wednesday, September 16, to take comment on Colorado Natural Gas Inc.’s proposed cost recovery approach for costs incurred during the February 2021 extreme weather event.
Biden administration, CMS provides additional funding of nearly $50M for Colorado Reinsurance Program
DENVER (September 7, 2021) - Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), announced that it is providing additional funding to 13 states, including Colorado, in support of Affordable Care Act Section 1332 reinsurance waivers. This additional funding of nearly $50 million for Colorado’s Reinsurance Program is a result of expanded subsidies for people buying health insurance from the individual market (meaning not from an employer) provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP).